UPDATE! Cleaning through pics, had to add more to the Chateau Les Creyeres post, so click to see the added views of the bathroom and wallpaper...
Up close with Norman Copenhagen's Herb Stand by Jakob Heiberg at Maison et Objet ~ love the integration of the scissors with the green handle into the stand itself!
Poor algae dyed polar bears at Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan ~ looking so very punk rock now...
Barbara Carafe by Nina Jobs for Design House Stockholm ~ crystal ball (also in black and clear) works as a top, or to add color under the carafe... or as another tactile addition to the experience.
Spore ~ super tiny billboards that make #13614 look huge!
Carafe Un Verre from Sentou by Claudio Colucci ~ a gorgeous carafe design that playfully has the wine glass built in, finally seen in person at Maison + Objet, see the pics!
Video of the critters i found at a sunday morning flower/bird outdoor market ~ chipmunks, chinchillas, birds of all sorts, piles of guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, and more!
Duo Design Holland's Flicker oil lamp sticks are gorgeous and oh so versatile ~ on beautifully minimalist gifts, these are definitely on the list!
The Muji Arm Massager ~ a good random desk toy gift that actually feels amazing, and might be fun (or beneficial) for those of us who spend way too much time typing/mousing...
Ancient stained glass product placement? Found in the Notre Dame de Reims (where the kings of france were crowned) ~ Veuve Clicquot yellow labeled champagne bottles hidden in the panels...
The Veuve Clicquot 1960's Bentley S3 has GPS! And some of the most incredible details i couldn't get over... and it's quite a trip to drive around Reims in it...
Helicopter ride over the champagne region and Madame Clicquot's historic Boursault Castle. Mind. Blowing. The 27 year old widow becomes the richest woman in a female unfriendly 1800s...
Awesome move by HP ~ decreasing packaging by 97% by packaging their new Pavilion dv692 laptops for walmart and sam's club in recycled messenger bags... which is awesome unless the bags go to waste?
Adorable animation - Oktapodi
Veuve Clicquot Sneak Peek at the Ice Cube, the push button instant cooling champagne bucket and specially designed flutes (2009 upcoming design collaboration with Porsche Design)
Chateau Les Crayeres in the Champagne region of France ~ quite possibly the most surreal and exquisite hotel experience i've encountered! You have to see the grounds and room details...
So delicious, it deserved its own post ~ now that you've seen the incredible boat... see the beautifully plated courses they served to us paired with champagne! See the pics from appetizer to cognac!
Veuve Clicquot night one surprised us with an incredible dining experience on the water ~ the views, the food, and the champagne were divine... and the details of this boat will blow your mind.
NOTCOT now in PARIS! (thanks to Veuve Clicquot) ~ here's the first of what will probably become a series of my incredible immersion in the Veuve Lifestyle over the next few days...
Emo for Obama - i couldn't help laughing when i saw this latest obama inspired design from Democratic Stuff.
The Wire Button ~ by Jaehyung Hong holds your headphones in place by attaching to your shirt button!
Martin Konrad Gloeckle - the covered object frame
Written ON The City ~ here's a sneak peek inside the new book that shows off some of the best textual street art popping around world wide!
Gorenje Foldable Qube prototype ~ see the videos of this oven in action!
NOTCOT GIVEAWAY! (+ Unboxing!) ~ The new jimmyjane Form 6 massager, absolutely stunning design, and you have to see the details, like the embedded buttons and charging case!
Awesome updated portfolio of Studio Mopa
Mahr Zeller ~ incredible multifaceted trailer design
Wow, a vintage Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk ~ i wish my shoes could always travel in such luxurious protection!
Munk One has a new design of obama STICKERS!
Super cute lego emoti-bots made from scraps ~ by Jayfo'
Having experienced Cube Lube first hand ~ it really does make magic happen with a rubik's cube... "because until you try it, you just don't know how fast you can go." haha...
Check out the amazing new Multi Touch screen video....
Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Aston Martins.... Sunday tag along to the Beverly Hills dealership, couldn't help but photograph some of the gorgeously inspiring details!
Glimmer by Michael Riha - amazing wood/LED lighting piece that won an honorable mention in the Apartment Therapy "Get Lit" competition which will be on display at Tree Studios Design Within Reach
From David Levy's talk ~ for every workaholic... Leisure The Basis Of Culture by Josef Pieper 1938 - "Will it ever be possible to keep, or reclaim, some room for leisure from the forces of total work?"
Video of David Levy's talk at Google about having NO TIME TO THINK!!! Too much efficiency, too much automation, too many things to easily multitask on... great talk, i just watched the whole hour...
Box Vox gets us the whole story behind our mexican soda favorite, Jarritos!
Crazy ven diagram of good and bad things to say during sex
Plug in Prius coming in early 09? Love the graphics and coloration of this image... (although it does kind of look like the colors soap/oily bubbles make...)
Castle Crashers ~ so cute! game launched on XBOX live!
Oooh - Aesthetic Comfort = Arkitip + Ryan McGinness issue edition and book with packaging from Incase!!!
Cute logo on the Planned Parenthood "Send a condom to a Republican delegate!" Campaign
Peggy Noland's booth at Pool this year was very.... care bears minus the cloud cars?
Nice iconic wine bottle designs were done by the design director of Zeus Jones, Brad Surcey
Behind James Jean's "Fables Covers: The Art of James Jean Vol. 1" Cover
Stephen Jones × Comme des Garcons Perfume - stunning packaging!